Independent Desk: tve biomovies has just launched a new video competition in partnership with the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) which focuses on how to build schools, hospitals, roads and other key infrastructure to withstand the damage caused by tsunamis. The competition will coincide with World Tsunami Awareness Day on 5 November and is aimed at professionals in tsunami-effected countries who are working in planning, engineering, architecture, disaster management and related fields.
Entrants are invited to send a short, 3-minute film showing what communities, groups and organisations are doing to build more resilience in critical infrastructure. Films will be shortlisted by our judging team and the top ideas will be uploaded to YouTube and promoted through our web site and social media. The public will decide the best three videos, each of which will be awarded a prize.
Entrants must be between 18 and 30 and send their videos by 27 October 2019.
Showcase your best practice by entering their short video competition. Submit your 3-minute video by 27 October 2019:
- US$ 500 top prize
- Two US$250 prizes
- Safe schools, safe hospitals, safe lives
How the competition works
Send a 2-to-3 minute video report showing what communities, groups and organisations are doing to build more resilience in critical infrastructure and make the world safer from disasters.
Films will be shortlisted by their judging team and the top ideas will be uploaded to YouTube and promoted through our web site and social media. The public will decide the best three videos, each of which will be awarded a prize.
The films will be used to help spread the message of Risk Informed Investments in Critical Infrastructure
Further information and details on how to enter are available on the competition website.
World Tsunami Awareness Day
In 2019, the World Tsunami Awareness Day on November 5, is promoting target (d) of the Sendai Framework, which seeks to reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services.
Over 700 million people live in low-lying coastal areas and small island developing states exposed to extreme sea-level events including tsunamis.
Investing in resilient infrastructure, early warning systems, and education is critical to saving people and protecting their assets against tsunami risk in the future.
The campaign is an opportunity for governments, the private sector, science and technology partners, academia, community groups, and civil society organizations to show how risk-informed investments in critical infrastructure can build more resilience and save more lives against disasters in the future.